GGR415H5 Geographies of Indigenous Health

GGR415 Course Desciption

Course Description

Indigenous people of Canada — the First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples — have very rich and diverse histories. However, common to most are large disparities in health compared to the non-Indigenous population. This seminar course will examine the health conditions of Indigenous peoples in Canada including a focus on the geographic, historic and contemporary factors leading to health disparities and inequalities. The course will also examine health and well-being through an Indigenous worldview.

Credits: Social Science

Lecture hours: 24

Exclusion: None

Prerequisite: 14.0 credits including GGR353H5

Core Skills Developed

  • understanding of Indigenous perspectives of health
  • library research and writing skills